Sebastian Vettel’s Comeback Tease Triggers Home GP’s Push for F1 Return

Published 02/11/2024, 8:31 AM EST

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It looks like the Germans are making a return to Formula 1! On one hand, after the 2022 season with Aston Martin, Sebastian Vettel took a leave from F1 only to drop a tease of his return on Instagram. On the other hand, the Hockenheim circuit expresses openness to hosting Formula 1 races again, emphasizing the importance of a reasonable financial arrangement. While the German Grand Prix has been absent since 2019 due to financial challenges, Hockenheim is eager to bring back the premier racing series.

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Jorn Teske has been trying to put Germany back on the F1 map. The calendar has missed out on a German Grand Prix and after 5 years of absence; it looks like Hockenheim is ready to return to F1. Hockenheim and Vettel are two proud parts of the German motorsport world and the F1 community looks forward to seeing their return.

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The recent conversation between Jorn Teske, the Managing Director at Hockenheim-Ring GmbH, and Auto Motor und Sport Magazine (AMuS) revolves around the Hockenheim circuit and its relevance in the current landscape of the sport. Teske told AMuS, We very much want Formula 1 to come back to Germany.

The news of Germany getting back on the F1 map has fans excited all over. To add to the excitement, Teske stated, “We know how important the premier class is for a circuit, but also for the region around it. We owe our global fame to the sport and are really doing everything we can to come back.” Having a German GP is very important for the people as one of their home teams, Mercedes, has been among the top podium finishers.

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Highlighting the decline of races happening in Germany, Teske stated, “We are definitely open to organizing a race once every two years. If there were a rotation with, say, the Nürburgring, that would be great for the German fans, but also for myself.” He emphasized how he wants the German Races to be more about the race and said, “I want sport to be the main focus here and the show to be just an entertaining side effect and not the other way around.”

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With the dedication that Jorn Teske shows in his promise, fans can expect the return of the German GP soon. Along with the circuit, there have been teases of another German icon making his way back to Formula 1 and that is Sebastian Vettel.

There is still a race to win for Sebastian Vettel

Recently, the 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel uploaded a video to Instagram that has his fans on the edge. In the video captioned “Getting back into the rhythm” fans get to see Vettel from his early days as an F1 driver.

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Although there is not much information shared about his return, the video ends with the text, “There is still a race to win.” This implies that Vettel has unsettled scores that need to be set right. The clip is from his early days at Red Bull and the driver has come a long way since his debut in 2006.

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The details are yet uncertain about Vettel’s return to F1, but with the way things look with Jorn Teske, fans can expect Germany to make its way back into the F1 calendar in no time. Do you think the cryptic video on Sebastian Vettel’s Instagram means a return to F1 for 2025? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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